Category Archives: News

Bugging The Clinton Center

Xtreme BUGS is an exhibit of 20 giant animatronic bugs that are staged in larger than life habitats including “a dewy rainforest floor, the expanse of sub-Saharan Africa, a gentle meadow, and a boggy burrow”. The exhibit allows viewers to experience … Continue reading

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The Snacks of Summer

There is a new version of “Take me out to the ballgame” in Seattle where the Mariners play. It goes, “With peanuts and popcorn and cricket snacks…” The change in the song reflects a change in cuisine. In 2017, the … Continue reading

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Politicians and Pond Skaters

Usually, when a pundit compares a politician to an insect, flattery is not intended. The NYTimes David Brooks writes about “a political pond skater — one of those little creatures that flit across the surface, sort of fascinating to watch, … Continue reading

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Zika Update

A group of scientist working on a vaccine for Zika reported a vaccine that successfully protected mice from contracting Zika. This is a big step toward producing a vaccine that is safe and effective for humans. Texas, which had 6 … Continue reading

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Fire Ant Block Aid

Wildfires in the Great Plains states have killed livestock and caused a shortage of forage in the affected areas. Farmers in southern OK wanted to help their neighbors to the north by shipping hay. Unfortunately, those areas have fire ants and … Continue reading

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Preserving Insect Collections

The Arizona State University insect collection will more than double after a donation from private collectors Lois and Charlie O’Brien. The O’Briens have traveled the world collecting insects for decades and have amassed over 1 million specimens. Their collection specializes … Continue reading

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Bed Bug Panic

An alert teacher at Luzerne County High School in Pennsylvania found a bed bug and reported it to the administration. The students were moved to another room so the room could be inspected. Rumors of bed bugs at the high … Continue reading

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